Home Owners Workshop – This Saturday!


Atlanta’s Rhodes Hall, May 4 – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its inaugural Home Owners Workshop (HOW) at Atlanta’s Rhodes Hall, 1516 Peachtree Street, NW, on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Potential home buyers and current homeowners looking to improve their property are invited to come learn about all aspects of home ownership at this informative event. A kickoff reception will be held at Rhodes Hall the evening of Friday, May 3.

Vendor displays featuring topics like interior and exterior improvements and gardening will be around Rhodes Hall. Inside this 1904 mansion, seminars, lectures and demonstrations will be offered on the half-hour, allowing attendees to participate in numerous sessions including “Researching your home’s history” by Elaine DeNiro of the Roswell Historical Society and the City of Roswell Research Library and Archives, “Tax incentives for historic property rehabilitations” by the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, “Caring for your Historic Floors” by Michael Purser of Rosebud Flooring, “Achieving Sustainable Goals with a Historic Home” by Randy Pimsler of Pimsler and Hoss Architects, “Historic Home Buying 101” by Altimese Dees of Real Estate Gallery of Georgia, “Location-efficient Living along the BeltLine” by Burke Sisco of Park Mason Brokers, “Good landscaping practices” by Habersham Gardens and more.

Immediately following the workshop, guests can take part in a bicycle tour of historic Atlanta neighborhoods to see recently restored houses as well as homes currently on the market.

Join the experts, do-it-yourselfers and other old-house enthusiasts to learn HOW to improve your home!

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. To purchase tickets, visit www.georgiatrust.org or call 404-885-7812. For information about becoming an exhibitor or presenter, contact 404-885-7805 or membership@georgiatrust.org

All proceeds benefit The Georgia Trust.

About the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Rhodes_Hall_in_AtlantaCelebrating its 40th anniversary, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country’s largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations. The Trust is committed to preserving and enhancing Georgia’s communities and their diverse historic resources for the education and enjoyment of all.

The Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia’s “Places in Peril.” The Trust helps revitalize downtowns by providing design and technical assistance in 102 Georgia Main Street cities; trains Georgia’s teachers in 63 Georgia school systems to engage students in discovering state and national history through their local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts. To learn more, visit www.georgiatrust.org.


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